Dictionary Results for arouse


1. arouse - verb

· call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

Synonym(s): elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

Hypernym(s): make, create




2. arouse - verb

· stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

Synonym(s): wake_up, awake, awaken, wake, come_alive, waken

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn




3. arouse - verb

· summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

Synonym(s): raise, conjure, conjure_up, invoke, evoke, stir, call_down, bring_up, put_forward, call_forth

Hypernym(s): call_up, summon




4. arouse - verb

· cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

Synonym(s): stimulate, brace, energize, energise, perk_up

Hypernym(s): affect




5. arouse - verb

· cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

Synonym(s): awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake_up

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




6. arouse - verb

· to begin moving; "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

Synonym(s): stir

Hypernym(s): move




7. arouse - verb

· stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

Synonym(s): sex, excite, turn_on, wind_up

Hypernym(s): stimulate, shake, shake_up, excite, stir





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